Joel Gonzalez Pallerols

       



Joel’s work utilizes the language of figural post expressionism to present his

concept. In the series ‘Vacas Sagradas (Sacred Cows)’ he alludes to the social

role of the cow in Cuban culture. It speaks to the valuation of an animal almost

sacred due to the protection it receives from the government. The title of the

series is a literary term which in Cuba applies to someone who is protected from

persecution and thus ‘untouchable’ in society.

In one of the art, Gonzalez

Pallerols paints a social portrait of one of the ‘untouchables’ while he drinks

blood. The colors black and red are of the revolution and on the background you

can see five stripes, each represents a decade of the revolution.

Joel’s recent installation in Cuba signals the reinvention of the relationship

between public spectator and conventional socio-political statement by utilizing

common materials such as plastic grocery bags and cardboard. In this work he

dresses the Marxist concept of art as a form of social conscience in elegant

irony.

Education / Educación

2002 Vocational School of Art

Solo Exhibitions / Exposiciones Personales

2004 "With Ephemeral Reasons". Oscar Gonzalez Jr. and Joel Pallerols. Julián

Morales Gallery (UNEAC), Camagüey, Cuba

2005 "With Ephemeral Reasons. II version." Guernica Gallery,

Nuevitas. Camagüey, Cuba

Selected Group Exhibitions / Exposiciones Colectivas

2009 "XIX City Hall" Universa Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba

2009 "With Apparent Character," Jorge Santos Gallery, Art

Joel Gonzalez Pallerols

Academy, Camagüey, Cuba

2008 "Fidelio Ponce Provincial Salon". Visual Arts Center, Camagüey, Cuba

2008 "Cuban and Cuban-ness". Universal Art Gallery. Camagüey, Cuba

2008 "Ike, September 8". Visual Arts Center. Camagüey, Cuba

2008 "Landscape on the Edge". Visual Arts Center. Camagüey, Cuba.

2008 "1st. Provincial Exhibition of Erotic Art." Gallery Miranda. Camagüey,

Cuba.

2008 "XVIII City Hall" Universal Art Gallery. Camagüey, Cuba.

2008 "Through the Ways of Expression." CPAP, Camagüey, Cuba.

2007 "II Small Works Regional Exhibition", Miranda, Gallery . Camagüey, Cuba.

2007 "XXIII Fidelio Ponce de León Provincial Salon " Universal Art

Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba.

2007 "To Think of Fidel XXIII" Universal Art Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba.

2007 "First Experimental Drawing Room." Universal Art Gallery. Camagüey,

Cuba.

2006 "I Regional Exhibition of Small Works". Gallery Miranda. Camagüey, Cuba.

2006 "XXII Provincial Exhibition of Fine Arts". Fidelio Ponce de León. Gallery

CPAP. Camagüey, Cuba.

2005 "XXI Provincial Hall of Fine Arts." Fidelio Ponce de León ".

2005 "XV City Hall" Universal Art Gallery. Camagüey, Cuba.

2004 XX Provincial Hall of Fine Arts.

2004 "Project Versus Gallery (1st. Time), Art in the Shade". CPAP

Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba.

2004 "III Experimental Landscape Salon". Universal Art Gallery, Camagüey,

Cuba.

2004 "XIV City Hall" Universal Art Gallery. Camagüey, Cuba.

2003 "XIII City Hall" Universal Art Gallery. Camagüey, Cuba.

2003 "XIX Provincial Exhibition of Fine Arts". Experimental Landscape Provincial

Exhibition. Universal Art Gallery. Camagüey, Cuba.

2003 "Anima to Iku, the Iceberg's Route". CPAP Gallery, Camagüey, Cuba.

2002 "Young Artists Group exhibition". Collateral to the XVIII edition of the

Provincial Hall of Fine Arts.

2002 "XIV Graduation of the Academy of Fine Arts." Camagüey. Universal Art

Gallery, Cuba.

2001 "and other considerations" Collateral to the seventeenth edition of the Fine

Arts Provincial Hall. Fidelio Ponce de León. MIRA Gallery, House of the Young

Creator. A.H.S. Camagüey, Cuba.

2001 "Go up Stairs and Go Down Stairs", Professional Academy of Fine Arts.

Awards / Premios

2009 UNEAC Award. XIX City Hall.

2009 CPAP Award . XIX City Hall.

2009 AHS Award. XIX City Hall.

2009 Academy of Fine Arts in Camaguey Award, Cuba.

Joel Gonzalez Pallerols

2007 A.H.S. Award, II Regional Exhibition of Small Works. Camagüey, Cuba.

2007 Doña Iris Workshop Award. II Regional Exhibition of Small

Works. Camagüey, Cuba.

2005 C.P.A.P. Award, XV edition of the city hall, Cuba.

2004 3rd. Prize, City Hall, Camagüey, Cuba.

Organizations / Organizaciones a que pertenece

Hermanos Saiz Association.